Which BMC events are cancelled or postponed due to Coronavirus?

Posted by Emma Travers on 01/05/2020

Here is the updated list of all cancelled or postponed BMC events:

Last updated: 19 May 2020

As the BMC is a community organisation, we have taken the decision to support the health and wellbeing of the outdoor and wider community by cancelling or postponing BMC events through to the end of June. 

We’re closely monitoring the situation and due to it's fast-moving nature we will be in touch with event attendees via email or text. 

Following government advice the BMC office in Manchester is now temporarily closed. With all our staff working from home we're operating as normal across most areas.  

The status of BMC events from September onwards is being reviewed weekly and in line with government guidance. Updates will be posted as and when we know more.

UPDATE: All BMC Area Festivals and all BMC events, involving 30 or more people, taking place up until the end of September have been cancelled.

BMC competitions due to take place from September onwards will be reviewed in the first week of June. 

BMC Event Status

May

16-17 May: How to Train Novice Members in your Club, Plas y Brenin POSTPONED TO 26-27 SEPTEMBER

23-25 May: Pembroke Climbing Festival CANCELLED

30-31 May: Northumberland Youth Meet CANCELLED

June

6-7 June: Mountain Medicine Weekend CANCELLED 

6 June: Paraclimbing Championships CANCELLED 

13 June: BMC AGM GOING AHEAD VIRTUALLY: READ MORE

20-21 June: Outdoor First Aid course, London POSTPONED TO 3-4 OCTOBER

20-21 June: Outdoor First Aid course, Snowdonia CANCELLED
 

Rest of year

11-12 July: British Bouldering Championships  CANCELLED
 
5 September: Wilton Fest  CANCELLED
 
11-13 September: BMC Lakes Fest  CANCELLED
 
17-18 October: Outdoor First Aid course, Snowdonia CURRENTLY GOING AHEAD

Volunteer organisers

If you are a BMC volunteer organising a BMC event, and have a question regarding your event, please Rob Dyer at the BMC: robd@thebmc.co.uk 


More FAQs about the BMC and Covid-19

๐ŸŒณ Can I start climbing / hillwalking? Yes, but be cautious in your actions, respectful of local communities and vigilant in avoiding transmitting the virus. Read our latest advice for June here and for the general return to climbing here

๐ŸŒณ What's the situation in Wales? Read our full advice here and the June update here

๐Ÿ˜ท When and how will the walls reopen?  Read the ABC's advice for walls and watch their live update here

๐Ÿš— What have the BMC access team been doing during this time? Read on

๐Ÿ“œ Will the BMC keep running smoothly? Read more or watch our weekly live updates from our CEO

๐Ÿก Do you have any advice for clubs and huts? All you need to know

โ›ฐ๏ธ Which BMC events are cancelled? Take a look at our calendar 

โœˆ๏ธ I've got a travel insurance question Get your answers

๐Ÿ›’ Is the BMC shop open? Nope - it is now closed

We hope you stay safe during this unwanted adventure and let's come together as a community to help and support each other.


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12/03/2020
I believe that big events especially competitions where all climbers are touching the same holds etc and travelling from all over should probably be postponed in the current climate to avoid unnecessary gatherings where virus could easily spread
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13/03/2020
Are you still running the final round of the YCS next week? It would seem counter to the rest of the advice and actions around the country. Would be good to know.
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Sad times, hopefully things will get up and running in the summer.

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